• Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Boston's Infamous Slapshot to Bring Straight Edge to Yucca Tap Room on Friday

    Despite the chill in the air, many of you have been champing at the bit to slip on a wifebeater, draw Xs on the back of your hands, and slam-dance to classic East Coast hardcore and old-school straight-edge thrash. When Boston's Slapshot makes its first trip to the desert in 20 years, you'll get y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Watch This Awesome Omakase Stop-Motion Video

    Ever seen sashimi fillet and prepare itself? Neither had we -- until now. In this totally awesome stop-motion video from a Boston sashimi bar, you'll see how to break down a full Japanese yellowtail and prepare a (pretty funny-looking) geoduck. Warning: If you don't like raw fish, just walk away n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Dumber Conspiracy Theory: Government Cover-Up in Boston or Obama's Fake Birth Certificate?

    New Hampshire Republican State Representative Stella Tremblay wants Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's "Cold Case Posse" -- which she calls one of the only "unbiased" groups out there -- to investigate a potential government cover-up of the Boston bombing.Arpaio, who is unqualified to investigate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Kickstarter Campaign Asks for Money to Start "Freegan" Cafe -- Serving Food from Dumpsters

    Starving college students have been known to come up with creative ways to get free and/or cheap food. But Tufts University student Maximus Thaler is taking frugal to a whole new level. He and a crew of dumpster-diving hippies friends want to start up a restaurant (read: soup kitchen, because they d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Anthrax Gets Classic Rock with Anthems

    You can't go wrong with a healthy dose of Anthrax in the morning. At least, that's what I thought as I listened to their new EP Anthems, released on Tuesday, March 19. Add that to the fact that these thrash metal legends are coming through town this Sunday on the Metal Alliance tour --alongside Ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Jennifer Pilates, What Are You Listening To?

    Jennifer Pilates Pilates has been an advanced pilates instructor and celebrity trainer for more than 13 years. For more information, go here. What's the first album you bought? You have stumped me. It's a tie between Madonna and Michael Jackson. What's the first concert you saw? Bon Jovi. I'm alw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Sam Adams Thirteenth Hour

    Beer: Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Brewery: Boston Brewing Co. Style: Belgian-style stout ABV: 9 percent See also: Four Peaks Up 'N' Runnin' See also: Odell DeConstruction I like to think I'm pretty advanced, from an evolutionary standpoint. I went to college; I can string sentences together fair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Hydra Head Records: A Personal Recollection

    See also: Packrat, Boyfrndz, and Feuding Fathers Help Make Math Rock Look Easy See also: Henry Rollins Won't Tell You Who to Vote For (But He Really Thinks You Should Vote) See also: Keith Morris of OFF! On That Time The Band Got Arrested For Taking Used Cooking Oil in Phoenix See also: Six Desert M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Joey Bradfisch, What Are You Listening To?

    Joey Bradfisch (center) with musical group Karmin ​Joey BradfischBradfisch is a producer for the Johnjay and Rich radio morning show on 104.7 KISS-FM. His segment, What'cha Doin At The Courthouse?, airs on the station every Friday at 7:40 a.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Scottsdale Man, 29, Found Dead in Bathroom of Bus Bound for Boston; Foul Play Not Suspected

    ​ A 29-year-old man from Scottsdale was found dead last night in the bathroom of a bus bound for Boston, but authorities don't suspect foul pay.The man, whose name hasn't been released, boarded the Boston Express bus in Londenderry, New Hampshire, about 50 miles north of Boston. He entered th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2011
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    March 4, 2011

    Flier of the Week: Street Dogs

    ​Boston punk rock band the Street Dogs have appropriately chosen to go with a Celtic theme on the flier for their upcoming gig at the Rogue Bar.Joining the band for awesome pre-St. Patrick's Day festivities will be fellow Boston bands the Have Nots, Lenny Lashley Gango of One, and The Industry. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Last Chance Valentine's Day Dining and Fettuccine Alfredo in Today's Eater's Digest

    Bridget / ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Last Chance.....Alright, this is it, this is the last time we will give you any suggestions for Valentine's Day. Yesterday, we gave you a last look at the previous Eater's Diges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Club Candids: No Headphones Required! at 910 Live

    Adriane GoetzPointing fingers at 910 Live in Tempe.​As a lifelong Phoenician, it's hard not to get all nostalgic for the old Boston's when stepping foot into 910 Live, but even without its dirt lot and smelly interior, the location has once again become a great place to see bands. We stopped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Club Candids: Black Eyed Saint's Evil Ball at Boston's

    Adriane GoetzTattooed Model Mayhem at Boston's Friday night.​Apparently Boston's in Tempe isn't just for gourmet pizza anymore. Black Eyed Saint clothing took over the sports bar/pizzeria Friday night for its Evil Ball/fashion show/hot rod and bike show and New Times was there to chew bubblegu ... More >>

  • Film

    September 16, 2010
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    May 27, 2010

    Lenard Rubin of The Vig and The Vig Uptown

    Lenard Rubin has a confidence about him that comes from being a two-time James Beard House invitee with 25 years experience as a chef -- most notably with the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain. The guy's background includes an extensive stints in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, Boston, New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Tempe's 910 Live Plans February Opening

    ​Looks like the second time's the charm for 910 Live. As I reported last year, the Tempe nightspot -- which served as renowned old school music venue Boston's in the '90s -- was scheduled to open back in May as a rock bar called Club 910. A grand opening was scheduled, local bands like Digi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009
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    October 8, 2009
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    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Animal-Rights Groups Scream (Crustaceans Are "Individuals," Too), as "Lobster Claw" Games Catch On in Valley Bars

        Pizza, beer and lobsters? The lobster claw game at Bostons's Pizza Kitchen in Tempe. It appears the claw's on the other foot for area lobsters as the newest rage in crustacean entertainment is hitting area bars harder than the whipping tail of a lobster heading fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Neutral Milk Hotel Needs Your Help

    Yes, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Louisiana-bred indie act that's been broken up for a decade, has dispatched an e-mail asking for help. And, since I'm something of an Elephant 6 fan boy, I immediately made a mental pledge to assist in any way I could.Turns out I'll be voting to save some carousel horses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Club 910 Hits Tempe in May

    Here's some news that's certain to delight old-school Valley music fans: the location of bygone Tempe music venue Boston's will re-open next month as a new nightspot called Club 910. And it looks like the place is gonna pick up right where its predecessor left off, promising to become a raucous roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Phoenix Lands on National "Most Caffeinated" List

    It's official, according to the just-released HealthSaver Caffeinated Cities Survey: Phoenix is the 10th most-caffeinated place in the country. Tampa ranks number one, followed by Seattle, Chicago, New York, L.A., Baltimore, Miami, Boston, and Houston. The same national survey found that Phoenix res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Caffiend: Buzz Bites and FOOSH Mints

    As an MBA candidate in Boston, Jason Kensey loved caffeine, but hated the taste of energy drinks and didn't drink coffee, preferring caffeinated sodas with tons of sugar. His disappointment with caffeinated beverages led him to start Vroom Foods in 1996, a company that makes high-energy mints and ch ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2008
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    March 20, 2008
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    February 2, 2007

    Beantown bumblefucks lynch Aqua Teen Hunger Force

    Resistence is futile, Earthlings, that's why we flip you the bird... This week's Friday poll of the New Times staff is a timely one, seeing that my favorite cartoon, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is now being persecuted over this mess in Boston where harmless light boxes -- devices meant to promote t ... More >>

  • Music

    October 5, 2006


    More positive than it sounds

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    June 22, 2006


    Even better in real life

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Back From the Attic

    Despite losing a member and a contract, Boston's Damone is all charged up

  • Music

    September 22, 2005


    It's the infrastructure, stupid

  • Music

    June 2, 2005

    Embrace Today at Phoenix Fest

    Assault is fans' only vice

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop

  • Music

    November 4, 2004
  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Piebald, and Jealous Sound

    Emo alert: Piebald plays the Mason Jar on Saturday

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003


    The Salt Cellar

  • Music

    August 21, 2003


    Another kind of retro: Three different bands speak on the Hypno-Twists' demise.

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Ivy League Wanna-Be

    City of Tempe Parks and Recreation

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Club Feat

    Boston's celebrates the end of an 11-year run

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001

    Best Cookies

    Fat Cat Cookies

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Lonesome Brothers / Ribeye Brothers

    Swamptown Girl (Captivating Music), If I Had a Horse...(All Indie)

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Frank Black and the Catholics

    Dog in the Sand (What Are Records?)

  • Music

    February 8, 2001


    Round Wound Deep Mu Flux EP (Camera Obscura, Australian import)

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Building History

    The new glass-and-steel federal courthouse shatters the image that government structures have to be stodgy

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Balls

    Outside of Bank One Ballpark
    401 East Jefferson

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    The Reel Thing

    Boston's Dropkick Murphys give rise to traditional Irish punk

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Instant KARMA

    New Tempe club night tailors the rave ambiance for the 21-and-over crowd

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Barrier Rift

    New law makes it harder than ever to host an all-ages show in Arizona

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